India-based esports team 7Sea Esports has been bought by Ampverse, marking the esports media company’s entry into the world’s largest mobile gaming market.
According to Sensor Tower, India currently has the most mobile game downloads for a country, with almost half a billion year-on-year increase recorded in Q1 2021.
It predicts gaming and esports will continue to see growth in India, with smartphone penetration and digital adoption swiftly increasing, and India is projected to exceed China as the world’s most populous country by 2025.
7Sea Esports will join Bacon Time (2021 AoV Thailand Champions), SBTC (2021 SEA Wild Rift Champions) and MiTH (2021 PUBG Thailand Winter Champions) as part of Ampverse’s portfolio of esports assets.
“India has always been part of our growth plan and is a very exciting opportunity for us given the rapid acceleration of esports,” said Ferdinand Gutierrez, the chief executive officer at Ampverse.
”We look for teams with a track record of success, but most importantly we look for founders who are truly passionate about creating iconic esports organizations that drive unprecedented engagement with their fans and the market. 7Sea checks all those boxes and now it’s all about executing the blueprint and growing all aspects of the franchise.”
7Sea Esports is one of the most competitive Battleground Mobile India teams, having recently won the India Today Dangal Championship and coming second in the highly contested Sky Esports championship.
It hopes Ampverse will spearhead its growth and development to become a culturally-relevant brand while creating strong communities that connect with fans at scale.